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Culture

Restoring the importance of books

As the anniversary of the death of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, 23 April was chosen by UNESCO as the launch date of World Book and Copyright Day back in 1995.

The 28th edition of World Book and Copyright Day will take place from Monday, 23 to Sunday, 29 April 2018. The common theme of this year’s event is “Grouss Nimm – Grouss Geschichten: ënnerwee mam geschriwwene Wuert zu Lëtzebuerg”.

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Festivals and traditions

The Oktav, a religious festival with a long history

Every year since the late 17th century, thousands of pilgrims have made their way to Luxembourg City to celebrate the Oktav, the country's most important religious festival.

For two weeks from the third to the fifth Sunday after Easter, parishioners from all over Luxembourg, as well as from the Eifel, the Belgian Province of Luxembourg and the French region of Lorraine, flock to the capital for the annual pilgrimage. The tradition dates back to the 17th century, when Mary, the Mother of God and Consoler of the Afflicted, was chosen as the patron saint of Luxembourg City and the country as a whole.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - take your pick.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend?

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Festivals and traditions

The Octave nourishes the body and soul

From 20 April to 6 May, one of the most important religious traditions in Luxembourg invites us to embrace both reverence and celebration amongst friends and relatives.

The Octave is one of the most important events in Luxembourg for believers and non-believers.

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Festivals and traditions

The 'Oktav': a living tradition that lives strong

The Oktav tradition lives on today, after over 300 years. It is still a famous event in Luxembourg, beaming far beyond the country's borders.

Some 300 years old, the Oktav tradition continues to be a popular event in Luxembourg to this day, far beyond the coutnry's borders.

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Economy

Luxembourg's blissful economy

The IDEA Foundation has just published its annual report entitled "2018:the Elect?" ("2018: L'Elue ?"), a document that looks back, among others, on Luxembourg's social and economic situation for the 2013-2017 period.

For its first annual report of this year of legislative elections, the IDEA Foundation has assessed the social and economic situation over the past 5 years.

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Citizenship

3,315 new Luxembourgers in 2016

Of the 995,000 persons who acquired the nationality of one of the 28 Member States of the EU, the number of new Luxembourgers was 3,315 in 2016.

3,315 new Luxembourgers in 2016 is an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. This is one of the figures that emerged from the new report that the European Union's statistics office Eurostat has just published.

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Tourism

Making the Oesling region a prime tourism destination

The Our and Haute-Sûre nature reserves - at the heart of this green region - make the Oesling a dream destination for hikers and nature lovers.

While ORTAL (Regional Tourist Office of the Luxembourg Ardennes) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, the annual general assembly was the opportunity to underline some of the objectives set for the coming years.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - take your pick.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team has selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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  • Updated 20-04-2018